[Mediawiki-i18n] MediaWiki Language Extension Bundle 2016.04 release

Kartik Mistry kartik.mistry at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 16:02:56 UTC 2016

Hello all,

I would like to announce the release of MediaWiki Language Extension
Bundle 2016.04. This bundle is The bundle is compatible with MediaWiki
1.25, 1.26 or above and requires PHP 5.5.9 or above.

Next MLEB is expected to be released in 3 months. If there are major
changes or important bug fixes, we will do intermediate release.
Please give us your feedback at

* Download: https://translatewiki.net/mleb/MediaWikiLanguageExtensionBundle-2016.04.tar.bz2
* sha256sum: 113439ad94b1a75ab8616f41c4d120e12c1fa8c3888933ec136783bfbdc9bc70

Quick links:
* Installation instructions are at: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MLEB
* Announcements of new releases will be posted to a mailing list:
* Report bugs to: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/
* Talk with us at: #mediawiki-i18n @ Freenode

Release notes for each extension are below.

-- Kartik Mistry

== Babel ==
* Extension now uses extension registration. You should replace
require_once in LocalSettings.php with wfLoadExtension( 'Babel' );
* You can now use plain=1 as first parameter to
<nowiki>{{#babel:}}</nowiki> to skip header and footer.

== CLDR ==
* Updated to CLDR 29 release.

== CleanChanges ==
* Extension now uses extension registration. You should replace
require_once in LocalSettings.php with wfLoadExtension( 'CleanChanges'
* Images were further compressed with Zopflipng.

== LocalisationUpdate ==
* Extension now uses extension registration. You should replace
require_once in LocalSettings.php with wfLoadExtension(
'LocalisationUpdate' );

== Translate ==
* (T130390) Message group selector now works in Internet Explorer and
Edge browsers.
* Changing message group on Special:Translate now correctly updates
the shown message group description.
* (T53731) A bug was fixed that sometimes caused translation pages not
to update changes to the source page after marking it for translation.
After upgrading it is recommended to run
scripts/refresh-translatable-pages.php to ensure no pages contain
outdated content.
* (T78538) Insertables (buttons to quickly insert untranslatable parts
such as variables) are now displayed better and should no longer
overlap the translation or the buttons below.
* Solr backend for translation memory and translation search is
deprecated in will be removed in some future release. Please start
planning migration to ElasticSearch backend instead.
* (T122702) Translate no longer triggers bocus "you have unsaved
changes" warning on Special:Preferences with some versions of
* Fixed minor style issue of the message shown top of the page after
adding translate tags but before marking it for translation.
* (T111685) A graphical glitch that broke display of translation aids
have been fixed.
* (T50100) In the review mode the save button can be used to mark the
translation as reviewed unless the translation is edited.
* (T89813) There is now configuration variable to define aliases for
message group IDs. Mostly intended for migration if you need to change
* JsonFFS now supports nested objects. Refer to the Translate
documentation [1] how to use this feature.
* (T89637) Translation of translatable pages to their source language
is now automatically prevented.
* A couple of issues that only happened when running Translate in
MySQL strict mode have been fixed.
* Images were further compressed with Zopflipng.
* Translate now uses less master database server if a slave server is available.

[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:Translate/Group_configuration

== UniversalLanguageSelector ==
* Fixed issues related to the tooltip shown for language settings that
sometimes caused JavaScript errors.
* Images were further compressed with Zopflipng.
* Improvements to the compact language links feature.

* Fonts:
** Updated Amiri fonts.

* Input Methods:
** Input methods now work with VisualEditor

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